The Miso Soup at Kofuku, Mumbai.
The gloom and doom of this 'Chaturmas of monsoons' in Mumbai is a hard time. The lack of sunshine just tends to suck the energy out of me, or it could be a medical reason as we vegetarians don't get any Vitamin D.
A hot bowl of good soup is something that never fails to infuse some of that much needed energy in me. Like that cup of hot tea in the morning, it helps open up the senses, and gets the mind back to work, something that you can't afford to let rest in the corporate lives that we live.
While we prepare the standard Carrot, tomatoes and mix vegetable soups at home, one of my favorite bowls of comfort in the city is the white Miso soup from Kofuku. Beautiful, muddy sort of a look, and you can always see the Miso paste bloom in that wonderfully Savory/Umami stock. The silken, velvety tofu is stellar as always and the best part is that they always serve the soup at the right temperature.
The traditional tatami seating, overlooking the rest of Bandra from the 6th floor window with this bowl in hand is one of the better ideas of spending a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Which are some of your favorite soups, homemade or otherwise ?